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  • Bangladesh: Protect Freedom of Expression0

    Repeal Draconian Section 57 but New Law Should Not Replicate Abuses by Human Rights Watch       9/5/2018   Police in Bangladesh have registered hundreds of complaints under the Information and Communication Technology Act, including against authors of social media posts and journalists criticizing the political leadership and the ruling Awami League party.  © 2018

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  • Prejudice Flares After Rape, Murder of Muslim Child in India0

    Lawyers Try to Block Police from Filing Charges Against Hindu Suspects Meenakshi Ganguly South Asia Director mg2411 EXPAND Lawyers clash with police outside a courthouse in India’s Jammu and Kashmir state, April 9, 2018.  © 2018 unknown/social media A heated scene outside a courthouse in India’s Jammu and Kashmir state unfolded yesterday, as lawyers physically attempted

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  • Bangladesh: End Crackdown on Opposition Supporters0

    Hundreds Detained Ahead of Court Verdict on BNP Leader     Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia waves to activists as she arrives for a rally in Dhaka in this file picture taken January 20, 2014. A Bangladesh court issued an arrest warrant on March 30, 2016 for former prime minister and opposition

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  • Bangladesh: Impunity Endures for Rights Violations0

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    • January 18, 2018

    Human Rights Watch Credit for Hosting Rohingya, But Need to Better Protect Refugee Rights A Rohingya refugee stands next to a pond in the early morning at the Balukhali refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh December 26, 2017.  © 2017 Marko Djurica/Reuters (New York, January 18, 2018) – Bangladesh authorities failed to respond to repeated and serious

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  • Burma: Military Massacres Dozens in Rohingya Village0

    by Human Rights Watch Soldiers Shot, Stabbed Men and Boys in Maung Nu, Rakhine State Smoke is seen on Myanmar’s side of border as an old Rohingya refugee woman is carried after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat through the Bay of Bengal in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh, September 15, 2017.   ©2017 Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

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  • Burma: Satellite Images Show Massive Fire Destruction0

    700 Buildings Destroyed in Single Muslim Village in Rakhine State New satellite imagery obtained by Human Rights Watch shows the complete destruction of the village of Chein Khar Li Satellite imagery © DigitalGlobe 2017 (New York) – New satellite imagery shows several hundred buildings burned in Burma’s Rakhine State, Human Rights Watch said today. Imagery

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  • Nepal: Key Moment for Justice

    Nepal: Key Moment for Justice0

    UN and Donors Need to Back Accountability for Conflict Era Crimes It is time for Nepal’s political parties to prove their commitment to justice and truth. Brad Adams Asia Director   (New York) – The mandates of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission on Investigation of Disappeared Persons (COID) should be extended

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  • Burma: Military Burned Villages in Rakhine State0

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    • December 14, 2016

    Witnesses and Satellite Imagery Reveal Pattern of Burnings (New York) – Satellite imagery and interviews with refugees place responsibility for burnings of Rohingya villages in Burma’s Rakhine State squarely with the Burmese military, Human Rights Watch said today. Since October 9, 2016, at least 1,500 buildings have been destroyed, driving thousands of ethnic Rohingya from their

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